Period
to 23 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 23 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 981 874 916
Rank change year-on-year -107 +42 -2
Permanent jobs citing KVM 208 334 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.83% 1.49% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 154 284 328
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £37,875 £33,000 £34,700
90th Percentile £72,125 £72,500 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 25,155 22,373 25,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.52% 12.60% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20,342 18,840 21,401
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.20% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -94 189 £57,500 +15.00% 43
UK excluding London -51 130 £52,500 +16.67% 34
London -74 75 £60,000 - 10
South West +15 35 £45,000 -5.26% 5
North of England +11 31 £60,000 +62.16% 7
South East -63 28 £57,500 +27.78% 16
North West +17 25 £60,000 +88.98% 5
Scotland -16 14 £42,500 -19.05%
East of England -5 11 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Midlands +14 7 £45,000 -30.77% 3
West Midlands +25 5 £45,000 - 1
Yorkshire +15 5 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Wales - 4 £43,250 -
East Midlands - 2 £50,000 - 2
North East -19 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 188 (90.38%) Linux
2 144 (69.23%) VMware
3 142 (68.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 126 (60.58%) DevOps
5 115 (55.29%) Ansible
6 102 (49.04%) Puppet
7 100 (48.08%) Docker
8 98 (47.12%) Opscode Chef
9 97 (46.63%) Python
10 92 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
11 90 (43.27%) Git (software)
12 80 (38.46%) Jenkins
13 72 (34.62%) Configuration Management
14 68 (32.69%) Hyper-V
15 64 (30.77%) Windows
16 61 (29.33%) Apache
17 59 (28.37%) OpenStack
18 58 (27.88%) Open Source
19 55 (26.44%) MySQL
20 54 (25.96%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
21 52 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
21 52 (25.00%) Kubernetes
22 49 (23.56%) Xen
23 48 (23.08%) Bash Shell
24 47 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
24 47 (22.60%) Firewall
25 45 (21.63%) nginx
26 41 (19.71%) Data Centre
27 40 (19.23%) Ubuntu

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 61 (29.33%) Apache
2 59 (28.37%) OpenStack
3 45 (21.63%) nginx
4 22 (10.58%) Tomcat
5 17 (8.17%) JBoss
6 15 (7.21%) Apache Solr
7 14 (6.73%) WebLogic
8 12 (5.77%) iPlanet
8 12 (5.77%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (5.29%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (2.88%) IIS
11 5 (2.40%) Apache Spark
12 4 (1.92%) Jetty
13 3 (1.44%) CloudStack
13 3 (1.44%) Confluence
13 3 (1.44%) lighttpd
13 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
13 3 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (1.44%) Traffic Server
14 2 (0.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (5.77%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 92 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (22.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (8.65%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (5.77%) IaaS
4 12 (5.77%) PaaS
5 10 (4.81%) SaaS
6 9 (4.33%) GitHub
7 6 (2.88%) NuGet
8 5 (2.40%) Office 365
8 5 (2.40%) OpenShift
9 4 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.96%) Datadog
11 2 (0.96%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.48%) G Suite
12 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (22.60%) Firewall
2 28 (13.46%) TCP/IP
3 26 (12.50%) DNS
4 11 (5.29%) DHCP
4 11 (5.29%) LAN
4 11 (5.29%) OpenVPN
4 11 (5.29%) VPN
5 10 (4.81%) OPNsense
6 8 (3.85%) HTTP
6 8 (3.85%) Internet
6 8 (3.85%) NAS
6 8 (3.85%) SAN
7 7 (3.37%) WAN
8 6 (2.88%) SMS
8 6 (2.88%) SSH
9 5 (2.40%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.92%) IPsec
10 4 (1.92%) SSL
10 4 (1.92%) VLAN
10 4 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (26.44%) MySQL
2 52 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (10.58%) Redis
4 17 (8.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 14 (6.73%) SQL Server
6 12 (5.77%) MongoDB
6 12 (5.77%) Relational Database
7 11 (5.29%) NoSQL
8 8 (3.85%) Hadoop
8 8 (3.85%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.88%) Aerospike
10 5 (2.40%) Big Data
11 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database
11 4 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
14 1 (0.48%) Electronic Patient Records
14 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 90 (43.27%) Git (software)
2 80 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 31 (14.90%) Subversion
4 26 (12.50%) Vagrant
5 15 (7.21%) GoCD
5 15 (7.21%) JIRA
6 13 (6.25%) Bugzilla
7 10 (4.81%) Buildbot
7 10 (4.81%) TeamCity
8 8 (3.85%) GitLab
8 8 (3.85%) Maven
9 6 (2.88%) Chocolatey
10 5 (2.40%) Bitbucket
10 5 (2.40%) Mercurial
10 5 (2.40%) Trac
10 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (1.44%) Selenium
11 3 (1.44%) TestNG
General
1 14 (6.73%) Finance
1 14 (6.73%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.81%) Games
2 10 (4.81%) Retail
3 3 (1.44%) Law
4 2 (0.96%) Electronics
5 1 (0.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.48%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 88 (42.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (24.52%) Administrator
3 41 (19.71%) Systems Administrator
4 38 (18.27%) Linux Administrator
5 36 (17.31%) DevOps Administrator
6 35 (16.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 28 (13.46%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 25 (12.02%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 24 (11.54%) Lead DevOps
9 24 (11.54%) Linux Engineer
9 24 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
10 18 (8.65%) Lead DevOps Engineer
11 17 (8.17%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 15 (7.21%) Migration Engineer
13 14 (6.73%) Unix Engineer
14 13 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 12 (5.77%) Architect
15 12 (5.77%) Build Engineer
16 11 (5.29%) Operations Engineer
16 11 (5.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.13%) Middleware
2 16 (7.69%) LAMP
2 16 (7.69%) LEMP Stack
2 16 (7.69%) Web Services
3 15 (7.21%) LDAP
4 14 (6.73%) Kafka
5 12 (5.77%) J2EE
5 12 (5.77%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (5.29%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (3.85%) JSON
8 5 (2.40%) Node.js
8 5 (2.40%) REST
8 5 (2.40%) RESTful
8 5 (2.40%) Spark Streaming
8 5 (2.40%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.92%) SOAP
10 3 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (1.44%) JAX-RS
10 3 (1.44%) JDBC
10 3 (1.44%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 41 (19.71%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.17%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 15 (7.21%) Clustering
5 14 (6.73%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (6.73%) Replication
6 13 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (4.81%) Public Cloud
9 9 (4.33%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.88%) Spread Betting
11 5 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (2.40%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.92%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.96%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.96%) Social Media
13 2 (0.96%) User Experience
13 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.96%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 188 (90.38%) Linux
2 64 (30.77%) Windows
3 40 (19.23%) Ubuntu
4 29 (13.94%) CentOS
5 28 (13.46%) Unix
6 25 (12.02%) Debian
7 21 (10.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (6.73%) Solaris
8 14 (6.73%) VMS
8 14 (6.73%) Windows Server
9 12 (5.77%) AIX
9 12 (5.77%) FreeBSD
9 12 (5.77%) HPUX
10 3 (1.44%) SUSE
10 3 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.96%) OpenBSD
11 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (60.58%) DevOps
2 72 (34.62%) Configuration Management
3 58 (27.88%) Open Source
4 54 (25.96%) Continuous Integration
5 52 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (19.23%) High Availability
7 27 (12.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (12.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 23 (11.06%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (10.58%) Collaborative Working
10 22 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (10.10%) Load Balancing
12 20 (9.62%) Migration
13 17 (8.17%) Service Management
14 16 (7.69%) Robotic Process Automation
15 14 (6.73%) ITIL
16 13 (6.25%) Programme Management
16 13 (6.25%) Tech Ops
17 12 (5.77%) Converged Infrastructure
17 12 (5.77%) Runbook
Programming Languages
1 97 (46.63%) Python
2 48 (23.08%) Bash Shell
3 32 (15.38%) Perl
4 25 (12.02%) Java
5 24 (11.54%) Ruby
6 20 (9.62%) Shell Script
7 17 (8.17%) PowerShell
8 12 (5.77%) JavaScript
8 12 (5.77%) SQL
9 10 (4.81%) PHP
10 8 (3.85%) Go
11 6 (2.88%) C
12 5 (2.40%) Scala
13 2 (0.96%) Korn
14 1 (0.48%) C#
14 1 (0.48%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 11 (5.29%) Degree
2 8 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (3.37%) CCNA
3 7 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.88%) RHCE
5 5 (2.40%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.40%) PMP
6 3 (1.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.44%) VCP6
7 2 (0.96%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.48%) GPEN
8 1 (0.48%) HNC
8 1 (0.48%) MCP
8 1 (0.48%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.48%) OSCP
8 1 (0.48%) VCP4
8 1 (0.48%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (17.79%) QA
2 9 (4.33%) ISO 14001
2 9 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.88%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.40%) COBIT
5 4 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (1.92%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 4 (1.92%) ISO 9001
6 3 (1.44%) GDPR
7 1 (0.48%) GCP
System Software
1 142 (68.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (48.08%) Docker
3 68 (32.69%) Hyper-V
4 49 (23.56%) Xen
5 39 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 31 (14.90%) VirtualBox
7 26 (12.50%) QEMU
8 21 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (6.25%) iptables
10 12 (5.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 11 (5.29%) NFS
11 11 (5.29%) pfSense
11 11 (5.29%) Samba
12 9 (4.33%) oVirt
12 9 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (3.85%) vSphere
14 7 (3.37%) Ceph
15 5 (2.40%) LXC
16 3 (1.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (1.44%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 115 (55.29%) Ansible
2 102 (49.04%) Puppet
3 98 (47.12%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (25.00%) Kubernetes
5 35 (16.83%) Nagios
6 32 (15.38%) Terraform
7 15 (7.21%) Kibana
8 13 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
9 11 (5.29%) HAProxy
9 11 (5.29%) ZABBIX
10 8 (3.85%) Grafana
10 8 (3.85%) Mesos
10 8 (3.85%) Munin
11 7 (3.37%) Consul
12 6 (2.88%) Salt
13 5 (2.40%) Bacula
13 5 (2.40%) Icinga
13 5 (2.40%) logstash
13 5 (2.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 5 (2.40%) rkt
Vendors
1 144 (69.23%) VMware
2 26 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 26 (12.50%) Oracle
3 22 (10.58%) Red Hat
4 19 (9.13%) Cisco
5 17 (8.17%) Google
6 16 (7.69%) IBM
7 14 (6.73%) Splunk
8 12 (5.77%) Cognizant
8 12 (5.77%) PlateSpin
8 12 (5.77%) Sun
8 12 (5.77%) Veritas
9 10 (4.81%) PagerDuty
10 9 (4.33%) EMC
11 8 (3.85%) SaltStack
12 7 (3.37%) NetApp
13 6 (2.88%) Dell
14 5 (2.40%) Cloudera
14 5 (2.40%) Hortonworks
14 5 (2.40%) Juniper